Postgraduate

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Modules

LAW8554 : International Commercial Arbitration (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

1.       To acquire knowledge and understanding of the key legal principles and techniques involved in commercial arbitration from the domestic and international context

2.       To impart a critical analytical understanding of the general principles of the law of arbitration with emphasis upon their application in international dispute resolution

3.       To acquire knowledge and understanding of the evolving dynamic of the subject

Outline Of Syllabus

The module covers the law and practice pertaining to international commercial arbitration, the most important dispute settlement mechanism for international commercial disputes. The module provides a complete introduction to the functioning of arbitration in theory and practice. This module focuses mainly on English arbitration law, which is compared and contrasted especially with the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, with some reference to the law of other important jurisdictions. Particular attention is given to the different types of arbitral rules that may have to be taken into consideration in an international arbitration.

The module will cover a range of topics pertaining to arbitration with reference to English Law and the UNCITRAL Model Law, including the rationale of arbitration, its advantages and disadvantages, applicable laws, arbitral clauses, choice of arbitrators, powers, jurisdiction and duties of the tribunal, national courts and conduct of the proceedings, awards and challenges of awards, enforcement under the New York Convention, arbitration against the state, investment treaty arbitration, and ICSID.

The course will not deal with associated contracts, such as contracts of insurance, carriage and finance.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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